Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
410 PM PST FRI DEC 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS...PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER TO SHOWERS TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY MORNING. A VIGOROUS FRONT BRINGS HEAVY SNOW TO THE
MOUNTAIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. A SYSTEM
ARRIVING WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY COULD BRING SOME LOW
ELEVATION SNOW BEFORE WARM AIR BRINGS RISING SNOW LEVELS.

&&

.IMPACTS...STORMY WEATHER WILL CREATE DIFFICULT BACKCOUNTRY
SKIING AND MOUNTAINEERING CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE ALPINE
TERRAIN OF MT. RAINIER...INCLUDING THE MUIR SNOWFIELD. BLIZZARD-
LIKE CONDITIONS WITH STRONG WINDS AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY ARE
LIKELY. A HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE
TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE OF GPS...IS RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND
CAMPING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...BREEZY...SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
AROUND 2 TO 4 INCHS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET DECREASING TO 3500
FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WINDY. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE OF 1 TO 3 INCHES.
SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE OF 1 FOOT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SNOW BECOMING SNOW SHOWERS. MODERATE SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       FRI    SAT    SAT    SUN
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      6      6      0    -10
                      W 85   W 85   W 85   W 70

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     13     14     13      5
                      W 45   W 40   W 50  NW 40

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     24     30     23     27
                      W 25   W 30   W 20   W 10

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     35     39     33     37
                     NW 10  NW 10   W 10   W 10

++ TEMPERATURES AND WIND FOR THE SUMMIT AND CAMP MUIR ARE AVERAGE
   CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN THE FREE AIR AT THOSE ELEVATIONS.
++ TEMPERATURES FOR PARADISE AND LONGMIRE ARE THE EXPECTED HIGHS AND
   LOWS. WIND IS THE AVERAGE WIND EXPECTED DURING THAT PERIOD.

.EXTENDED FORECAST...

.SUNDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 1000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SNOW LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...SNOW LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET
DECREASING TO 500 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SNOW LIKELY.

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